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Pacific Jewel Review

3.5 / 5.0
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329 reviews

Worse cruise experience ever

Review for Pacific Jewel to the South Pacific
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2018

Having cruised with P&O numerous times I was looking forward to cruising to PNG. Unfortunately this cruise was unsatisfactory & well below expectations. It was delayed 16 hours, there was no sail away party. The ship has been sold and the new owners were on board with paint samples, carpet samples, tape measures wandering around measuring things. 2 ports were missed, the main one being Rabual. The captain took 3 days to sail to PNG but only 2 to get back to Brisbane. We could have easily made it to Rabual. Entertainment was lacking. Food quality hit & miss. A huge disappointment in many ways. At the end we were herded into buses for a half hour trip back to the terminal. Not one passenger received a feedback survey to fill in. I guess P&O only like to receive positive feedback and knew there would be none from this unsatisfactory cruise. Would I recommend P&0. NO.

Prior to this cruise I would have said yes.

The cruise J846 to PNG was so unsatisfactory that a petition was started. Close to 300 signatures.

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